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Old Dominion University

STEMPS Faculty Publications

2016

Project Lead the Way

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Comparing High School Students' And Adults' Perceptions Of Technology, Henry L. (Hal) Harrison Ii, Philip A. Reed Jan 2016

Comparing High School Students' And Adults' Perceptions Of Technology, Henry L. (Hal) Harrison Ii, Philip A. Reed

STEMPS Faculty Publications

This study compared high school student’s perceptions of technology and technological literacy to those perceptions of the general public. Additionally, individual student groups were compared statistically to determine significant differences between the groups. The ITEA/Gallup Poll instrument was used to survey high school student’s perceptions of technology in the study. The student population in question consisted of three subgroups: students enrolled in a standards-based technology education courses, students enrolled in a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Principles of Engineering pre-engineering course, and students enrolled in a general education course (language arts, mathematics, or science). In addition, each student group’s perceptions …